International Parliamentary Conference in Georgia

Oct 7, 2013

From Left to Right: Hans Horbach, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia, Philip Dimitrov, Head of European Union Delegation in Georgia, Loreta Grauziniene, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, David Usupashvili, Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, Niels Scott, UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia

With less than two months ahead of the Vilnius Summit, Georgia is hosting an International Parliamentary Conference on Monday, 7 October 2013, to discuss the countryโ€™s progress towards the European Union.

The event brought together parliament leaders from the Baltic and Central European states, top officials of the Georgian Government, representatives of diplomatic missions, international organizations and civil society.

With the aim to assess Georgiaโ€™s achievements and challenges on the path to the European Union, the conference focused on a range of issues, including: the harmonization of the legislation, the completion of talks on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement (DCFTA) and the Association Agreement with the European Union as well as on the role of the Parliament in the EU integration process.

David Usupashvili, Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, Loreta Grauziniene, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Niels Scott, UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia, Philip Dimitrov, Head of European Union Delegation in Georgia, Hans Horbach, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia

The conference was organised by the Parliament of Georgia with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Contact information

Niko Nergadze, Parliament of Georgia, 593 116619 (mobile), nergadze@gmail.com

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP Georgia, 599 196907 (mobile), sophie.tchitchinadze@undp.org

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